Seizures, Epilepsy and EMF’s. August 25, 2006Posted by healthyself in 60 Hz Magnetic Fields, Aging, Alzheimer's, Beta Rhythm, Biofield, Biological Activity, Biological Dentistry, Biological Effects, Blogroll, Blood Brain Barrier, Blood Pressure, Brain, Cell changes, Cell phone safety, Cells, Central Nervous System, Chromosomal damage, Circadian rhythms, Circulation, Diagnostic marker, DNA, Dopamine, EEG, Electromagnetic pollution, Electromagnetic waves, Electrosensitivity, Electrosmog, ELF, Emergency Medicine, EMF Research, EMF's, Employees, EMR, Endogenous Fields, Environment, Epilepsy, genes, Hand Portables, headaches, Health related, High Frequencies, high voltage transmission lines, Immune system, Inflammation, Lifestyle, Long Term Health Risks, Medical Research, Memory Loss, MHz, Microwave exposure, mobile telephones, nerves, neurological, neurons, Neurotransmitters, Pulsed Radiation, Quantum Physics, radiation, Research, Risk Factor, Risk of Disease, Safe Levels, Safety, SAR, signaling enzymes, Sleep disturbances, Symptoms, Toxin, Transfer, Vibration, Waves, Who is Affected?, Women's Health.
If EMF’s affect cells, genes, DNA and signaling enzymes, what effect are they having on the elderly?
“A seizure’s cause can be determined for about 28% of partial epilepsy patients. In the rest, however, epilepsy is idiopathic, which means that the cause is unknown…..
…Neurotransmitters. Abnormalities may occur in neurotransmitters, the chemicals that act as messengers between nerve cells. Three neurotransmitters are of particular interest:
- The neurotransmitter gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA), which helps prevent nerve cells from over-firing. GABA deficiencies, then, are of particularly interest to researchers in epilepsy. Recent discoveries of genetic factors involved in epilepsy that regulate the GABA signaling system are reinforcing the importance of this neurotransmitter in the disease process.
- Problems with the neurotransmitter serotonin are also being studied. This is an important brain chemical that is important for well being and associated behaviors (eating, relaxation, sleep).
- Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter in the cholinergic system, which is important for learning and memory, and is of interest in seizures.”
…Occupational exposure to environmental triggers. High exposure to certain chemicals has been linked with seizures. A 2000 study of utility company employees in Denmark revealed an association between high exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) and an increased risk of epilepsy and neurologic diseases that affected motor control.”
…Alzheimer’s or other degenerative brain diseases in the elderly may cause seizures.